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Governor visits

Thursday, May 10, 2012

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Missouri Governor Jay Nixon announces Wednesday that additional funds to repair damage from 2011 floods are on the way to local counties at the Mississippi County Courthouse in Charleston. Pictured from left are Nixon, Mississippi County commissioners Carlin Bennett, presiding, and Robert Jackson, first district.
(Photo by Scott Welton, Staff)
Additional funds to help in flood recovery

CHARLESTON -- Gov. Jay Nixon made a stop in Southeast Missouri bringing good news for city and county officials: Additional funds to repair damage from last year's floods are on the way.

The state will provide nearly $1.5 million in additional assistance to help several Missouri towns and counties in repairing or replacing roads, bridges and other public infrastructure damaged or destroyed by the devastating floods of 2011. Mississippi, Pemiscot and Wayne counties as well as the towns of Bertrand, Big Lake, Craig, Glasgow, Hornersville and Morehouse will receive a total of $1,497,118 in Community Development Block Grant funding.

"Several Missouri counties endured devastating flooding during the spring and summer of 2011, and one year later, we continue to help local communities rebuild and restore," Nixon said.

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